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PureCircle Stevia Institute debuts at the ICN in Buenos Aires

By Elaine Watson contact

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PureCircle Stevia Institute (PCSI) – originally founded as the Global Stevia Institute in 2010 - debuted today at the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) 21st International Congress of Nutrition (ICN) in Buenos Aires.

The Institute – supported by stevia specialist PureCircle - will continue to be governed by an international advisory board of scientists and practitioners, and will focus on education and research, said the PCSI, which has a mission to advance research and share science-based information on stevia taste, nutrition, and agriculture.

At ICN​,​ the PCSI​ will have three research presentations in collaboration with other partners:

October 17Consumer awareness and perception of sweeteners influences food and beverage decisions

The presentation will discuss recent consumer survey data from multiple countries on the awareness of various sweeteners and sentiment about stevia.

October 17: Advantages of sugar reduction with blends versus individual steviol glycosides

This presentation will speak to new sensory research that demonstrates that proprietary custom blends of stevia have a significantly better taste profile, are closer to that of sugar and are the preferred taste profile versus Reb A alone.

October 19: Insights from the sequencing and annotation of the Stevia rebaudiana genome and their application in agronomy and health.

The presentation is about a breakthrough research achievement on the genome sequencing of three stevia cultivars.

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Read more HERE​ about the PCSI, and find out more about the ICN HERE​.

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